is an actress, educator, director, disability arts advocate, and Shakespeare devotee currently based in Fort Wayne, Indiana.
Notable performance credits include As You Like It (Rosalind), King Lear (Goneril), Macbeth (Lady Macbeth), Alice in Wonderland (Alice), Romeo and Juliet (Juliet), and Featured Narrator in regional orchestra concerts such as A Midsummer Night’s Dream with the Fort Wayne Philharmonic and Violins of Hope with the FW Youth Symphony Orchestra.
A graduate of Carnegie Mellon School of Drama, Shelby has trained in Los Angeles, New York, and Paris in various forms of choreographic theatre and voice work. She is a resident member of two professional theatre companies, Parallel 45 Theatre and the Interlochen Shakespeare Festival, and a union member of
SAG-AFTRA. Her voiceover work includes commercials, narration, animation, and several audiobooks through Audible.com.
Shelby teaches as a guest artist at Interlochen Arts Academy and Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp. She holds a B.F.A. in Acting from Carnegie Mellon University and a M.A. in Theatre Education from the University of Northern Colorado. As a disability advocate for inclusion and accessibility in the arts, Shelby recently directed a deaf-friendly production of You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown and an adaptive narrative production of A Christmas Carol, performed entirely by adults with physical & intellectual disabilities.
In her free time, she loves to attend Renaissance Faires, play an absurd amount of board games with her friends, attend orchestra concerts to applaud her talented boyfriend as Principal Oboe of the Fort Wayne Philharmonic, visit family throughout the Midwest and on the coasts, and portray Elsa at Princess events.
Animated Short Film
A CHRISTMAS CAROL
Adaptive Narrative Theatre Production for L.A.D.A. (Life Adult Day Academy) | Performed Entirely by Adults with Disabilities
Interlochen Arts Camp | High School Repertory Summer Production 2019 | Adaptation by Laura Wade
Interlochen Shakespeare Festival | Richmond & Rivers | Broadsword & Battle Axe Combat
Fort Wayne Philharmonic
WINTER PRINCESS CORONATION BRUNCH
Character Dining Event by Your Party Princess | Held at Eddie Merlot's
Event Coordinator & Performer